booking elopements & weddings for 2022

Your love
lights the way

INCLUSIVE PHOTOGRAPHER FOR ELOPEMENTS & INTIMATE
WEDDINGS IN THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST 

INCLUSIVE PHOTOGRAPHER FOR ELOPEMENTS & INTIMATE WEDDINGS IN THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST

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LET OUT A BIG EXHALE, YOU’RE HOME NOW

You and your
love belong here

Too many people get left out of the conventional ideas of what a wedding should be. Your elopement is a safe space where your unique love story can be celebrated and documented — exactly the way it is. 

Too many people get left out of the conventional ideas of what a wedding should be. Your elopement is a safe space where your unique love story can be celebrated and documented — exactly the way it is. 

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INTIMATE WEDDINGS + ELOPEMENTS

Grand
Adventure 

The day you marry your love is YOURS. Whether
that means cozying up in a rustic cabin, a quirky
vow ceremony with quotes from The Hitchhiker’s
Guide to the Galaxy
, or something wild and
wonderful in-between, I’m here to help you live it up
with a joy-filled elopement that perfectly reflects
your amazing love story. My full-coverage package
includes everything from extensive elopement
planning help to engagement photos, from all-day
elopement coverage to an intimate morning-after
newlywed session. Plus some lovely extras...

The day you marry your love is YOURS. Whether that means cozying up in a rustic cabin, a quirky vow ceremony with quotes from The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, or something wild and wonderful in-between, I’m here to help you live it up with a joy-filled elopement that perfectly reflects your amazing love story. My full-coverage package includes everything from extensive elopement planning help to engagement photos , from all-day elopement coverage to an intimate morning-after newlywed session. Plus some lovely extras...

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FOR SOMETHING A WEE BIT SMALLER  

Half Day
Adventure

Maybe you’ll have muddy hiking boots cheekily
peeking out from under your outfit. Or maybe you’ll
elope barefoot on the beach, allowing the silky sand
and the sound of crashing waves to deeply ground
you and the one you love. Whatever magic you’ve
got dreamed up, my half-day package is perfect for
couples looking for an understated — but super
meaningful — elopement experience. From planning
your adventure to capturing the adoring looks you
give each other along the way, I’ve got you. 

Maybe you’ll have muddy hiking boots cheekily peeking out from under your outfit. Or maybe you’ll elope barefoot on the beach, allowing the silky sand and the sound of crashing waves to deeply ground you and the one you love. Whatever magic you’ve got dreamed up, my half-day package is perfect for couples looking for an understated — but super meaningful — elopement experience. From planning your adventure to capturing the adoring looks you give each other along the way, I’ve got you. 

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Meet your guide and photographer

I’M MARI, LOVER OF CHAI AND HEART-TO-HEART CHATS

Capturing the “real”
in real love stories

Instead of allowing others to dictate what your special day looks like,
what if you could break the mold and leave the stressful expectations
behind? I want every couple to be able to look around on their wedding
day and say with confidence: “This is where we’re meant to be.”

As an inclusive elopement guide and photographer, I’m here to help you
craft an intimate, meaningful elopement that feels 100% true to you and
your love. Together with my camera, I’ll be a supportive advocate
of your unique love story every step of the way. Where all love and all
bodies are celebrated in photographs to cherish for the rest of your life.

Instead of allowing others to dictate what your special day looks like, what if you could break the mold and leave the stressful expectations behind? I want every couple to be able to look around on their wedding day and say with confidence: “This is where we’re meant to be.”

As an inclusive elopement guide and photographer, I’m here to help you craft an intimate, meaningful elopement that feels 100% true to you and your love story. Together with my camera, I’ll be a supportive advocate of your unique love story every step of the way. Where all love and all bodies are celebrated in photographs to cherish for the rest of your life.

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Your love is
a light for others

Did you know I donate 5% of every booking to nonprofits serving vulnerable communities, people, environments, and wildlife? The best part is that you get to pick which one from a list! So you can feel good about booking me to document your love AND know your investment is tangibly helping others, too.

Did you know I donate 5% of every booking to nonprofits serving vulnerable communities, people, environments, and wildlife? The best part is that you get to pick which one! So you can feel good about booking me to document your love AND know your investment is tangibly helping others, too.

TOTAL DONAtED SO FAR : 

$5516

Heartfelt love stories

Ragan & Max

From the start of communications, Marissa was clearly
focused on making the wedding day perfect and comfortable
for us. This was first evident when she asked us our Love
Languages in order to better understand and prompt us on
the wedding day.

The final photographs make our wedding feel very cohesive
and Marissa captured our personalities and emotions so
well. She managed to find a great balance with her directions,
having us just be in the moment and focus on one another.
You can see the love and connectedness in the photos and
we never felt pushed beyond our comfort level.

We are beyond happy with all the photos we received, and
cannot imagine another photographer doing as great of a job!
Hire her!

From the start of communications, Marissa was clearly focused on making the wedding day perfect and comfortable for us. This was first evident when she asked us our Love Languages in order to better understand and prompt us on the wedding day.

The final photographs make our wedding feel very cohesive and Marissa captured our personalities and emotions so well. She managed to find a great balance with her directions, having us just be in the moment and focus on one another. You can see the love and connectedness in the photos and we never felt pushed beyond our comfort level.

We are beyond happy with all the photos we received, and cannot imagine another photographer doing as great of a job!
Hire her!

Amanda & Meghan

We cannot say enough good things about Marissa. Honestly, we could write pages and pages for a review, but we'll try and keep this short. When my wife and I started looking for vendors for our elopement, we knew it was not only important, but necessary, for us to find folks who are inclusive to the LGBTQIA+ community. Obviously, as a queer couple, we needed to feel comfortable when it came to who we had working with us.

When we turned to Instagram for photographer suggestions, Marissa was recommended. I posted screenshots of several photographers to my Instagram story and Marissa actually reached out to US first! It was a small gesture that made her really stand out. We instantly clicked and could tell that she was not only inclusive to the LGBTQIA+ community, but a clear activist for many marginalized communities.

 After talking with her for a while, looking over her gorgeous portfolio, and seeing that she donates part of her proceeds to non-profits, our decision to book with her was an easy one.

We cannot say enough good things about Marissa. Honestly, we could write pages and pages for a review, but we'll try and keep this short. When my wife and I started looking for vendors for our elopement, we knew it was not only important, but necessary, for us to find folks who are inclusive to the LGBTQIA+ community. Obviously, as a queer couple, we needed to feel comfortable when it came to who we had working with us. When we turned to Instagram for photographer suggestions, Marissa was recommended. I posted screenshots of several photographers to my Instagram story and Marissa actually reached out to US first! It was a small gesture that made her really stand out. We instantly clicked.

After talking with her for a while, looking over her gorgeous portfolio, and seeing that she donates part of her proceeds to non-profits, our decision to book with her was an easy one.

Katie & Alex

Getting married this summer with Marissa as our photographer makes me want to recommend eloping to EVERYONE. When we had to cancel our wedding due to COVID, my partner and I didn’t know what to do next — we knew we still wanted to get married, but where? when? what would it look like?

I’m not exaggerating when I say that Marissa saved our day. Not only did she roll with the punches of having to rethink what photography would look like on the day— she also helped us plan and coordinate the entire day’s events. From scouting elopement locations to hiking with us to find the perfect photo spots, she really went above and beyond to help us feel special. She made what could have been a stressful, and possibly sad, day into one of the best days of the entire year.

On top of all that, the photos she took are gorgeous! Really, there’s no downside. She’s such a blast to work with, and we really couldn’t imagine having a better day with any other photographer.

Getting married this summer with Marissa as our photographer makes me want to recommend eloping to EVERYONE. When we had to cancel our wedding due to COVID, my partner and I didn’t know what to do next— we knew we still wanted to get married, but where? when? what would it look like?

I’m not exaggerating when I say that Marissa saved our day. Not only did she roll with the punches of having to rethink what photography would look like on the day— she also helped us plan and coordinate the entire day’s events. She made what could have been a stressful, and possibly sad, day into one of the best days of the entire year.

On top of all that, the photos she took are gorgeous! Really, there’s no downside. She’s such a blast to work with, and we really couldn’t imagine having a better day with any other photographer.

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